Sony debuted the PlayStation 5 today, and one of the first announcements was that Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is coming to the next-gen console in 2021. It’s launching in the “second half” of 2021, Rockstar said in a post on the PlayStation blog. A post on the Rockstar Newswire confirms that Grand Theft Auto V is coming to “new generation consoles” plural, so you can expect it on Xbox Series X, too.
GTA 5 was originally released on the PlayStation 3, before coming to PlayStation 4, so PS5 will be the third platform that Rockstar’s open-world action game is released on. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it seems very unlikely that GTA V would be exclusive to PS5 on next-gen, so you should expect an announcement for Xbox Series X in due course.
Sony did not provide any details on any potential new content or features for the PS5 and Xbox Series X editions of GTA 5. However, a trailer confirmed that the game will be “expanded and enhanced” on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
“The new generation versions of GTAV will feature a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements to take full advantage of the latest hardware, making the game more beautiful and more responsive than ever,” Rockstar said.
GTA’s PlayStation Exclusives
Rockstar also confirmed that the next-gen version of GTA Online will have “exclusive” content not available on the other editions. Additionally, there will be a new standalone version of GTA Online that PS5 players can pick up at no cost for the first three months after release.
What’s more, on PS Plus members on PS4 are getting $1 million GTA$ every month they play GTA Online until GTA Online releases on PS5.
Sony and Rockstar have had a special relationship for many years. Sony announced the PS4 edition of GTA V during its E3 briefing in 2014. Before that, Sony announced an exclusive deal with Rockstar for the espionage game Agent, but that game was never released.
GTA 5 is one of the most successful games in history. It has shipped more than 130 million copies to date, and the GTA Online multiplayer mode continues to make tons of money from microtransactions.
For more next-gen games, remasters, and reboots, check out our full list of all the PS5 games announced during Sony’s event today.